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    Celeb breastfeeding selfies are all the rage these days. And they are ALL great because, let's face it, the more images we see of women nursing their babies, the more normal the act seems in the eyes of the public. In other words, there's no such thing as a bad breastfeeding photo.

    With that said, some bf'ing shots simply knock one out of the park -- and Gwen Stefani did just that when she posted this amazing, ethereal photo of herself feeding baby Apollo while on the road.

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    When you have a baby boy, parents are faced with the decision on whether to circumcise or not. Currently, according to the CDC, circumcision rates are down in the United States with many parents foregoing the procedure. Many of those people call themselves intactivists. Others choose to circumcise for religious reasons.

    Some parents know right away what they will do, while others aren't sure and are looking at research to help them decide. There is a new study with the latest information for those parents to take into consideration.

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    Natalie Blais, a parenting strategist, founder of A Passionate Parent, and a mom of three from Calgary in Alberta, Canada considers herself a natural-born researcher. So it's no wonder that after delivering her eldest daughter via C-section and deciding she wanted to go natural for her second, she hit the books. She made up her mind early on that she would do everything she could to have a vaginal birth after cesarean (also referred to as a VBAC).  

    Natalie talked to The Stir about how she came to this decision that's often seen as controversial in the medical community, how she faced her fears about the potential risks, and how she ended up doing it all over again for her third -- at home nonetheless!

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    The wait is over for the first photo of Jenni "JWoww" Farley and Roger Mathews' baby girl Meilani Alexandra! JWoww appears on the cover of In Touch Weekly with Meilani, and the couple also dished several details about how they're handling parenthood so far with the magazine exclusively. Moms, prepare to be GREEN with envy when you hear the revelation JWoww shared about her fiancé.

    Not to mention that "aww"s galore will be heard upon getting the first glimpse of little Meilani, whose name JWoww explained means "heavenly flower" in Hawaiian. Gorgeous!

    Check out the sweet pic of mama and baby on the In Touch cover ...

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    When you're choosing where to settle down and start raising the family, there's a lot on your mind. Are your children going to grow up and look back on a good childhood? Help is on the way! The Annie E. Casey Foundation has looked into the well-being of kids in each state to determine the best and worst places in America to raise children.

    Their list is based on several individual rankings, which include: economic well-being, education, health, and family and community statistics. Based on all four sectors of data, the Foundation then ranked all 50 states, from best to worst, and you'll be shocked to read some of the scary numbers.

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    When pediatrician and childcare expert William Sears, M.D., coined the term "attachment parenting" over 25 years ago, he was referring to a parenting style many moms all over the world have been following for thousands of years. Sears observed that these mothers cared for and raised their kids in a natural, loving way, which, in turn, helped them form a strong, secure attachment. And it's this strong, secure attachment that much research has pointed to as the ideal foundation for a child to grow into a loving, trusting, and empathetic adult. No wonder so many moms gravitate to, incorporate, or fully follow the principles of attachment parenting.

    Here, all moms need to know about the basics of practicing attachment parenting -- from A-Z.

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    A news story this week has taken the challenges facing breastfeeding moms to a whole new level of horrible. A teen security guard named Nick Carrington posted images of women breastfeeding at a Sears department store to his Twitter account, @Flex_To_Death (which has since disappeared). The photos were zoomed-in screenshots from the store's security camera footage.

    Although Carrington appears to have deleted his Twitter account, WereParentsBlog.com was able to capture the photos before they were deleted and re-posted them to Twitter, adding black circles for the moms' privacy.

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    This is hard for me to write. I'm usually the 'I don't care what other people think' type of person, but I feel like I've let myself down too this time. Which makes this particular situation even worse, because it's not just about me.

    I have five kids. With each one, my goal was to breastfeed for at least a year. I love everything about the concept of breastfeeding. The bonding, the not having to get up in the middle of the night to make bottles, the benefits for mom and baby, donating milk to others, toddler nursing ... all of it. I can easily tell other nursing moms what to do to help with their breastfeeding issues. But for some reason, when it comes to me nursing, it's a different story.

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    New and expectant moms are constantly fielding questions about what baby name they've picked out, and pretty much 99.9 percent of the time, it's assumed that the inquiry is about the kid's first name -- not the last name. That's obviously going to be the father's, right? Not necessarily! More and more, parents are choosing to give their children the mother's maiden name, a hyphenated name, or even a blended name (in addition to going the traditional route and using dad's, of course).

    Research done over a decade ago, published in The Social Science Journal, found that while about 90 percent of women with an unconventional married name still gave their kids their husband's last name, sticking to a cohesive family name seemed to be declining in importance -- for a variety of reasons.

    Here, moms explain which route they chose to go with their little one's surname and why.

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    Parents are a child's first teacher. And face it, that little mumbling and teetering tot learns everything from you: how to talk, how to stand, and even how to walk. And at some points, you can be amazed just how incredible their impersonation of you can be. Take one comic-in-the-making, for example, who has perfected his imitation of mom, complete with grunts and a forward-facing belly. That's right, the baby walks just like his pregnant mom.

    And it's all with the flip of a switch. That just makes this video so much better. Take a look:

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